When people talk about wedding parties, “How was the food?” is always one of the first questions asked. As such, you want to make sure your wedding includes delicious and memorable selections. Take a look at these five foods every good wedding party should have to begin.
A Customizable Food Bar
People love being able to customize their food selections and a food bar set up with one key menu item and several ways to add variations is the perfect way to accomplish this. One great option for offering this is with a mashed potato bar with different toppings like chives, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, and flavored butters. Serve the potatoes in a martini glass for a sophisticated touch. You could even go the route of a fruit pizza bar with cookies, frosting and assorted fruits for your guests to make for themselves.
An Extensive Cheese Plate
Cheese is an ideal food to have at a wedding because not only is it a popular choice, but it is filling and delicious as well. It can be served as an appetizer or alongside other foods and pairs beautifully with drinks. You can even go the alternate route and try some John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks that are made by this company as all of your guests may not like regular cheeses. There are many takes you can do with this but make sure that you are truly happy with the selection as this is your special day. Don’t forget to include sweet cheese to compliment desserts!
A Memorable Cake
Serving cake at a wedding party is a given, but talk with the caterer about ways to make it stand out above a sea of ordinary cakes. Some people are choosing to have layers of different flavors of cake and fillings for an unexpected touch. Bakers can even arrange petit fours or cupcakes on tiers for a dramatic (and tasty!) effect.
A Signature Item
The bride and groom’s personalities should really shine through at the wedding reception. One of the best ways to achieve this is by choosing a signature item that reflects something personal about the couple and is not found at most wedding parties. For example, if the engagement took place over a special brunch, serve savory waffles. If the groom is known for his sweet tooth, have a table full of candy shop favorites.
Plenty of Protein
As partygoers celebrate the new marriage by dancing and visiting, they are likely to work up an appetite. Along with your other selections, be sure to offer guests some protein options to keep everyone full. The cheese plate mentioned earlier will be a help with this, then select a meat or fish option. Often times caterers have a special meat menu specific for weddings and you should seriously consider this option.
Planning the menu for a wedding party is a great opportunity to showcase your creativity and offer hospitality to friends and family. Begin planning your menu with these wedding party essentials and you can’t go wrong.